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William Nisbet Herbert

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Portrait, William Herbert taken in Cairo in 1943 (detail of the photograph Group, WW2, 2 soldiers, brothers) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, William Herbert taken in Cairo in 1943 (detail of the photograph Group, WW2, 2 soldiers, b …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    William Nisbet AWMM
  • Surname
    Herbert AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    248251 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 December 1909 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Utakura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J.N. Herbert (father), RD Okaihau, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1942 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    248251 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Unknown AWMM Dairy farmer AWMM
    OkaihauNorth Auckland AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 September 1994 AWMM
    Age 90 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    St Patrick's Catholic Churchyard, Okaihau, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1945). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 9: WW2 180 AWMM
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